ARMIN VAN BUUREN AND INNER CITY UNITE DETROIT AND AMSTERDAM WITH FIRST-EVER COLLAB: ‘IT COULD BE’ ‘IT COULD BE’ IS TAKEN FROM ‘BALANCE’
Published on September 20, 2019
When two of electronic music’s most longstanding and esteemed acts partner up for a brand-new single, you just know there’s something coming up that will exceed all expectations. With more than fifty years of exhaustive dance music experience between them as well as a truckload of global hits, Armin van Buuren and Inner City (Kevin and Dantiez Saunderson) hit the studio together to create a track that crosses the divide between their respective musical cultures. Their first-ever collaborative effort, ‘It Could Be’, is the bridge between Detroit and Amsterdam and one of the amazing new singles featured on Armin van Buuren’s forthcoming ‘Balance’ album (due October 25).
Rebellious and open-minded, ‘It Could Be’ is one of the most unexpected and interesting collabs on Armin van Buuren’s seventh artist album. Made in tandem with Inner City, the group responsible for monumental dance classics such as ‘Good Life’ and ‘Big Fun’, this track simply oozes with so much dance-floor-wrecking potential it’ll be very hard for listeners not to get their groove on.
To work with Inner City is a dream come true for me. They were already setting the tone in the dance music scene back when I was only just taking my first steps in the industry. Their hits are timeless, their sound remains evergreen and their creativity in the studio was so inspiring. I’m super proud of the end result, as it shows all that could be when you are open-minded and willing to get inspired by sounds, styles or genres that are different from your own. – Armin van Buuren
I’m excited to have done this collaboration as both the Inner City and Armin van Buuren history goes way back. We’ve both seen and heard the scene change over the years, but ultimately our aim is the same, to uplift people through the power of music. So here it is, Detroit meets Amsterdam. – Kevin Saunderson, Inner City
Stream/Purchase: Listen to Armin van Buuren vs Inner City – It Could Be